Maui Weather Blog 7-27-2017

Today’s Weather: Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Summary: NWS says; Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. North wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Computer Model Tables say 15-18 mph,  We say; Surf expected to be 3-4 ft today.  The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger, we think that it will be averaging 18-20 mph, reaching the mid 20’s in the afternoon. Winds today should still be fairly side-onshore, a bit more onshore than yesterday, it should stay be “filled in” to the beach all day, and may be slightly lighter than yesterday. A few showers on Radar, in the AM.

 

 

Weather Map: Here is the weather map. Today’s isobars are more flattened than yesterday’s. This means better wind that should be more steady. The wind angle should be more side-onshore too, and slightly lighter. 

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics/npac.gif

NWS Forecast: Here is the Current Conditions and Forecast.

Humidity 84%
Barometer 30.02 in (1017.0 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Water Temp 81.1 °F

Small Craft Advisory…windiest coasts and channels around Maui County and the Big Island

Maui County Windward Waters- 338 AM HST Thu Jul 27 2017

.TODAY…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Scattered
showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Isolated
showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
.FRIDAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Southeast swell
3 feet in the afternoon. Scattered showers in the morning, then
heavy showers likely in the afternoon.

Tides at Kahului:

2017/07/27 Thu 04:58 AM 1.43 H
2017/07/27 Thu 10:42 AM 0.34 L
2017/07/27 Thu 5:33 PM 2.21 H
2017/07/28 Fri 12:20 AM 0.52 L
2017/07/28 Fri 06:00 AM 1.38 H
2017/07/28 Fri 11:22 AM 0.69 L
2017/07/28 Fri 6:01 PM 1.96 H

Rain Radar: Here is the current Radar Photo:

https://radar.weather.gov/Conus/RadarImg/hawaii.gif

Wind Yesterday:  Here is yesterday’s wind graph, winds averaged in the low 20’s, and the gusts in the high 20’s. The highest gust was 31 mph at 2:45 pm. 

Facebook Live Wind Report:

Moon Phase:  Waxing Crescent, Illumination: 20%. The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. The Moon’s Phase tells us a lot about the tides. So we are watching moon phases to better anticipate ocean conditions.
Hurricane Season:  Hurricanes are most likely to occur July through December in Hawaii. Hurricanes bring severe bad weather, flooding rain and potentially devastatingly strong winds. The passing of a Hurricane may last days or up to a week or more. The Hurricanes usually develop far away in the eastern Pacific and we generally get several days or more warning of their approach. So there is usually time to make preparations and even evacuate if necessary. Many Hurricanes come close to Hawaii but are just too far away to have a severe effect, This near-miss scenario, and repeated canceled warnings, can give some people a false sense of security. Until one does hit, and then they may be unprepared. Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/EP09/refresh/EP092017_5day_cone_with_line_and_wind+png/145907_5day_cone_with_line_and_wind.png

Maui Surf ReportMaui Surf Report: For more detailed Surf Information go to our Maui Surf Report Page.  

 

Today’s Tides Kahului: For more information about Maui Tides go to our TIDES PAGE.

 

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our FaceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. Thanks to our fans and people who regularly watch out VLOG, sometimes we are a little late, and the time of 10:30 may not be exact, so thanks for being patient. Also if you like the VLOG Report, then please let us know and give us a Like on Facebook (Likes are like Hugs!). 

Please Share and Like this Blog: You can help us grow by sharing, liking, and tweeting about us.  You can also use the social buttons at the bottom of this page, Aloha.

Find Us on Kite Beach: We are at Kitebeach almost every day (10 am – 5 pm), so come look for our Van, and Drop By and Say hello.

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are on for lessons, today, and we are getting busy, please call us if you want to schedule a lesson. +1 (808) 283-7913

This Wind & Weather Forecast was prepared by our very own in-house amateur meteorologist. Have fun and be Safe out there.  Aloha,  David Dorn

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Maui Weather Blog 7-26-2017

Today’s Weather: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Summary: NWS says; Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.  We say; Surf expected to be 3ft today.  The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger, we think that it will be averaging 20-25 mph, reaching the high 20’s in the afternoon. Winds today should still be fairly side-onshore, and hopefully much steadier than yesterday. 

 

 

Weather Map: Here is the weather map. Today’s isobars are more organized than yesterday’s. This means better wind that should be more steady. The wind angle should be more side-shore too. 

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics/npac.gif 

 

Rain Radar: Here is the current Radar Photo:

Wind Yesterday:  Here is yesterday’s wind graph, winds averaged in the high 20’s, and the highest gust was just over 40 mph at about noon. 

 

Moon Phase:  Waxing Crescent, Illumination: 12%. The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface.

Hurricane Season:  Hurricanes are most likely to occur July through December in Hawaii. Hurricanes bring severe bad weather, flooding rain and potentially devastatingly strong winds. The passing of a Hurricane may last days or up to a week or more. The Hurricanes usually develop far away in the eastern Pacific and we generally get several days or more warning of their approach. So there is usually time to make preparations and even evacuate if necessary. Many Hurricanes come close to Hawaii but are just too far away to have a severe effect, This near-miss scenario, and repeated canceled warnings, can give some people a false sense of security. Until one does hit, and they may be unprepared. Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)

Maui Surf ReportMaui Surf Report: For more detailed Surf Information go to our Maui Surf Report Page.  

 

Today’s Tides Kahului: For more information about Maui Tides go to our TIDES PAGE.

 

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our FaceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. Thanks to our fans and people who regularly watch out VLOG, sometimes we are a little late, and the time of 10:30 may not be exact, so thanks for being patient. Also if you like the VLOG Report, then please let us know and give us a Like on Facebook (Likes are like Hugs!). 

Please Share and Like this Blog: You can help us grow by sharing, liking, and tweeting about us.  You can also use the social buttons at the bottom of this page, Aloha.

Find Us on Kite Beach: We are at Kitebeach almost every day (10 am – 5 pm), so come look for our Van, and Drop By and Say hello.

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are on for lessons, today, and we are getting busy, please call us if you want to schedule a lesson. +1 (808) 283-7913

Aloha, Have fun and be Safe out there.

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Maui Weather Blog 7-17-2017

Today’s Weather: Monday, July 17, 2017

The Summary: NWS says; Sunny, with a high near 90. Breezy, with a northeast wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  We say; Surf expected to be 2ft today.  The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger, we think that it will be averaging 20-25 mph, reaching the high 20’s, low 30’s in the afternoon. Winds today should still be fairly side-onshore, but slightly stronger than yesterday. 

“Kiting the Kicker”. Photo Suzie Dorn

 

 

 

Weather Map: Here is the weather map (Click the thumbnail):

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics/npac.gif

 

Rain Radar: Please click the thumbnail for the current Radar Photo (Will open in a new tab):

Hurricane Season:  Hurricanes are most likely to occur July through December in Hawaii. Hurricanes bring severe bad weather, flooding rain and potentially devastatingly strong winds. The passing of a Hurricane may last days or up to a week or more. The Hurricanes usually develop far away in the eastern Pacific and we generally get several days or more warning of their approach. So there is usually time to make preparations and even evacuate if necessary. Many Hurricanes come close to Hawaii but are just too far away to have a severe effect, This near-miss scenario, and repeated canceled warnings, can give some people a false sense of security. Until one does hit, and they may be unprepared. Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)

 

Maui Surf Report

 

Maui Surf Report: For more detailed Surf Information go to our Maui Surf Report Page.  

 

Today’s Tides Kahului: Neap Tides Today. For more information about Maui Tides go to our TIDES PAGE.

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our FaceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. Thanks to our fans and people who regularly watch out VLOG, sometimes we are a little late, and the time of 10:30 may not be exact, so thanks for being patient. Also if you like the VLOG Report, then please let us know and give us a Like on Facebook (Likes are like Hugs!). 

Please Share and Like this Blog: You can help us grow by sharing, liking, and tweeting about us.  You can also use the social buttons at the bottom of this page, Aloha.

Find Us on Kite Beach: We are at Kitebeach almost every day (10am – 5pm), so come look for our Van, and Drop By and Say hello.

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are on for lessons, today, and we are getting busy, please call if you want to schedule a lesson. +1 (808) 283-7913

Aloha, Have fun and be Safe out there.

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Maui Weather Blog 7-16-2017

Today’s Weather: Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Summary: NWS says;  sunny, with a high near 90. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  We say; Surf expected to be 2ft today.  The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger, we think that it will be averaging 20-25 mph, reaching the high 20’s, low 30’s in the afternoon. Winds today should still be fairly side-onshore, but slightly stronger than yesterday. 

Foilboarder “Kato” at Kite Beach Maui. Photo Suzie Dorn

Weather Map: Map shows a large 1031 mb High in the northeastern Pacific, The center of which is directly North of us, the system has morphed slightly and acquired some bends in its isobars.  The orientation, density, and curve of the Isobars locally indicate that the wind will be a bit stronger than yesterday and that the underlying trade-wind might be a similar direction to yesterday. Noteworthy: The Hurricane named “Fernanda” in the Eastern Pacific has weakened a little, but could re-intensify later today. We will be watching that one, It is currently far away so no need for immediate concern, however, it could produce some swell that could hit our islands around Thursday of next week. **More info on Fernanda below

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics/npac.gif

 

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 18-20 mph today from the NE.  Which is more of less the same direction yet slightly stronger than yesterday’s forecast. Some Partially Cloudy Skies in the general forecast (but probably mostly clear to sunny at Kanaha vicinity). A chance of rain in the PM.  Surf is expected to be about 2ft from the NE today.  Editor’s Note: The actual wind (at Kanaha) will likely be stronger than the forecast model, more like 20-25+ mph.

Small Craft Advisory…windiest coasts and channel around Maui County and the Big Island

Rain Radar: Radar currently shows some very small scattered showers coming in on from today’s Easterly trade wind flow. (*Check to see if the Radar Image has updated to the current date):

Water Temperature: Today’s Water temperature in Kahului is at 81.3 °F degrees Fahrenheit (this is warm).

Today’s Tides Kahului: Neap Tides Today. For more information about Maui Tides go to our TIDES PAGE.

2017/07/16 Sun 02:12 AM 0.40 L
2017/07/16 Sun 08:58 AM 1.34 H
2017/07/16 Sun 1:22 PM 1.08 L
2017/07/16 Sun 7:31 PM 1.76 H

Moon Phase: Last Quarter, Illumination: 53%    The Moon today is in a Third Quarter phase. Sometimes called a Last Quarter Moon, this phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the earth is three quarters of the way through its orbit around the earth. If you live in the northern hemisphere the Moons left side will be illuminated and the right side dark.  [Source Moongiant.com]

Sunrise and Sunset Kahului:

  Sunrise/Sunset Daylength Solar Noon
Jul Sunrise Sunset Length Difference Time Mil. mi
Jul 16 5:54 am 7:09 pm 13:15:51 −0:36 12:32 pm (89.7°) 94.476
Jul 17 5:54 am 7:09 pm 13:15:13 −0:37 12:32 pm (89.9°) 94.471
Jul 18 5:54 am 7:09 pm 13:14:35 −0:38 12:32 pm (90.0°) 94.466

 

NWS Forecast Today:

Humidity 71%
Barometer 30.04 in (1017.6 mb)
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 16 Jul 4:54 am HST

.TODAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. Scattered
showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Isolated
showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
.MONDAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Scattered
showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. East
swell 3 feet after midnight. Isolated showers in the evening,
then scattered showers after midnight.

 

Wind Yesterday: The wind was side-onshore all day. The wind speed stayed steady, averaging around 20-23 mph.  The strongest gusts were about 27 mph.

 

Hurricane Season:  Hurricanes are most likely to occur July through December in Hawaii. Hurricanes bring severe bad weather, flooding rain and potentially devastatingly strong winds. The passing of a Hurricane may last days or up to a week or more. The Hurricanes usually develop far away in the eastern Pacific and we generally get several days or more warning of their approach. So there is usually time to make preparations and even evacuate if necessary. Many Hurricanes come close to Hawaii but are just too far away to have a severe effect, This near-miss scenario, and repeated canceled warnings, can give some people a false sense of security. Until one does hit, and they may be unprepared. Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)

UPDATE ….FERNANDA: The hurricane is moving west-northwestward at about 11 kt. The track forecast reasoning remains unchanged yet again. Fernanda is expected to remain on a west-northwestward heading during the next 3 days while it is steered by a deep layer ridge to the north of the hurricane. A westward turn is forecast later in the period, as the ridge builds westward when a trough northeast of the Hawaiian
Islands lifts out. The track guidance remains in very good agreement and the updated NHC track is similar to the previous advisory.

Maui Surf Report

Maui Surf Report: For more detailed Surf Information go to our Maui Surf Report Page.  

 

 

 

Today’s Kite Pro-Tip:  Don’t Hit The Island! It seems so basic, but this is the most important rule with our local watersports. SO here is Today’s Tip, “Don’t Hit the Island”. So this means that entering and exiting the water are the most dangerous times. Hitting hard land is much worse than hitting the soft water, for your body and for your gear.  When riding, people should pay close attention to keeping a minimum safe distance away from shore. When you are getting into the water, drag far away from shore before attempting to waterstart on your board. When returning to the beach, slow down and exit with extreme care and control. Keep in mind that you may stop, but your board may continue toward the rocky shoreline especially of there are any waves. So always take care to avoid crashing into the island! 

 

 

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our FaceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. Thanks to our fans and people who regularly watch out VLOG, sometimes we are a little late, and the time of 10:30 may not be exact, so thanks for being patient. Also if you like the VLOG Report, then please let us know and give us a Like on Facebook (Likes are like Hugs!). 

Please Share and Like this Blog: You can help us grow by sharing, liking, and tweeting about us.  You can also use the social buttons at the bottom of this page, Aloha.

Find Us on Kite Beach: We are at Kitebeach almost every day (10am – 5pm), so come look for our Van, and Drop By and Say hello.

 

Protect Our Access (URGENT): Kanaha Beach Parking is Under Threat: 

The Maui County has a Plan to “improve” Kanaha Park, that would remove the 4 parking areas, relocate available parking eastward, and eliminate all of the near-shore access parking in the western half of the beach park that kiters (and local families/fishermen etc) use. If you do not want to lose this access, then please make your voice heard, and read the comments and sign the Change.org Petition here.

 

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are on for lessons, today, and we are getting busy, please call if you want to schedule a lesson. +1 (808) 283-7913

Aloha, Have fun and be Safe out there.

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Maui Weather Blog 7-15-2017

Today’s Weather: Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Summary: NWS says;  Isolated showers before noon. Sunny, with a high near 90. Breezy, with a north wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.  We say; Surf expected to be 2ft today.  The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger, we think that it will be averaging 20-25 mph, reaching the high 20’s in the afternoon. Winds today should still be fairly side-onshore, but slightly stronger than yesterday. 

Near-Shore Parking is Vital as an Emergency Access Point. “Protect our Access”. Location Western Kanaha Beach. Photo Suzie Dorn

Weather Map: Map shows a large 1032 mb High in the northeastern Pacific, The center of which is directly North of us, the system has contracted slightly and intensified, bringing the isobars closer together, thereby increasing the PGF.  The orientation, density and curve of the Isobars locally indicate that the wind will be a bit stronger than yesterday and that the underlying trade-wind might be more northerly like yesterday. Noteworthy: The Hurricane named “Fernanda” in the Eastern Pacific has weakened a little, but could re-intensify later today. We will be watching that one, It is currently far away so no need for immediate concern, however, it could produce some swell that could hit our islands around Thursday of next week. **More info on Fernanda below

 

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics/npac.gif

 

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 15-17 mph today from the NE.  Which is more of less the same direction yet slightly less strength than yesterday’s forecast. Some Partially Cloudy Skies in the general forecast (but probably mostly clear to sunny at Kanaha vicinity).  Surf is expected to be about 2ft from the NE today.  Editor’s Note: The actual wind (at Kanaha) will likely be stronger than the forecast model, more like 20-25+ mph.

Small Craft Advisory…windiest coasts and channel around Maui County and the Big Island

Rain Radar: Radar currently shows mostly clear with some very small scattered showers coming in on from today’s Easterly trade wind flow. (*Check to see if the Radar Image has updated to the current date):

http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/RadarImg/hawaii.gif

Water Temperature: Today’s Water temperature in Kahului is at 81.0 °F degrees Fahrenheit (this is warm).

Today’s Tides Kahului: For more information about Maui Tides go to our TIDES PAGE.

2017/07/15 Sat 01:18 AM 0.52 L
2017/07/15 Sat 06:58 AM 1.20 H
2017/07/15 Sat 11:51 AM 0.77 L
2017/07/15 Sat 6:45 PM 1.96 H
2017/07/16 Sun 02:12 AM 0.40 L
2017/07/16 Sun 08:58 AM 1.34 H
2017/07/16 Sun 1:22 PM 1.08 L
2017/07/16 Sun 7:31 PM 1.76 H

Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous, Illumination: 64%     The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes the Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%.  [Source Moongiant.com]

Sunrise and Sunset Kahului:

  Sunrise/Sunset Daylength Solar Noon
Jul Sunrise Sunset Length Difference Time Mil. mi
Jul 15 5:53 am 7:10 pm 13:16:27 −0:35 12:32 pm (89.5°) 94.481

 

NWS Forecast Today:

Humidity 77%
Barometer 30.05 in (1018.0 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 77°F (25°C)

.TODAY…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. East swell
3 feet in the morning. Isolated showers through the day.
.TONIGHT…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Isolated
showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Scattered
showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.

 

Wind Yesterday: The wind was very side-onshore all day. The wind speed stayed steady, averaging around 23 mph.  The strongest gusts were about 29 mph.

 

Hurricane Season:  Hurricanes are most likely to occur July through December in Hawaii. Hurricanes bring severe bad weather, flooding rain and potentially devastatingly strong winds. The passing of a Hurricane may last days or up to a week or more. The Hurricanes usually develop far away in the eastern Pacific and we generally get several days or more warning of their approach. So there is usually time to make preparations and even evacuate if necessary. Many Hurricanes come close to Hawaii but are just too far away to have a severe effect, This near-miss scenario, and repeated canceled warnings, can give some people a false sense of security. Until one does hit, and they may be unprepared. Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)

UPDATE ….FERNANDA WEAKENS A LITTLE BUT COULD REINTENSIFY LATER TODAY…

 

Maui Surf Report

Maui Surf Report: For more detailed Surf Information go to our Maui Surf Report Page.  

 

Today’s Kite Pro-Tip:  Avoid Crashing!: It seems so basic, but it still needs mentioning because people are not all kiting safely. It is the responsibility of every kiter to Avoid Crashing. This means that if someone is in your path, you must do what ever you need to do to avoid crashing into them! 

SO there are also rules of the Road, and etiquette, but the Number One Rule above all others is “Avoid Collisions At all Costs“. So this means that if there is someone in your path water starting, then you must Stop or turn around. You cannot keep coming and hit them or their kite. SO every kiter needs to develop a sense of Spatial awareness, and know how much room (and time) they need to maneuver around obstacles and especially avoid tangling kites too. Keep in mind you also need a margin of safety too, because you cannot “scrape by” close to people with a few feet to spare and say you are kiting safely. Never endanger another person, so do not attempt to pass by other people in an unsafe manner. Learn how to stop quickly and turn reliably so that you can always take the necessary steps to avoid collisions, and crashing into other people. Always be prepared to stop, and wait until the way is clear. Never proceed if the path in front of you is not clear, SIMPLE. 

 

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our FaceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. Thanks to our fans and people who regularly watch out VLOG, sometimes we are a little late, and the time of 10:30 may not be exact, so thanks for being patient. Also if you like the VLOG Report, then please let us know and give us a Like on Facebook (Likes are like Hugs!). 

Please Share and Like this Blog: You can help us grow by sharing, liking, and tweeting about us.  You can also use the social buttons at the bottom of this page, Aloha.

Find Us on Kite Beach: We are at Kitebeach almost every day (10am – 5pm), so come look for our Van, and Drop By and Say hello.

 

Protect Our Access (URGENT): Kanaha Beach Parking is Under Threat: 

The Maui County has a Plan to “improve” Kanaha Park, that would remove the 4 parking areas, relocate available parking eastward, and eliminate all of the near-shore access parking in the western half of the beach park that kiters (and local families/fishermen etc) use. If you do not want to lose this access, then please make your voice heard, and read the comments and sign the Change.org Petition here.

 

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are on for lessons, today, and we are getting busy, please call if you want to schedule a lesson. +1 (808) 283-7913

Aloha, Have fun and be Safe out there.

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Maui Weather Blog 7-14-2017

Today’s Weather: Friday, July 14, 2017

The Summary: NWS says; Sunny, with a high near 90. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. We say; Surf expected to be 2ft today.  The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger, we think that it will be averaging 25 mph, reaching the low 30’s in the afternoon. Winds today should be more side-shore than yesterday. 

Kitebeach Maui. Photo David Dorn

Weather Map: Map shows a large 1032 mb High in the northeastern Pacific, The center of which is directly North of us, the system has widened and become more stable looking.  The orientation, density and curve of the Isobars locally indicate that the wind will be a bit stronger than yesterday, and that the underlying trade-wind might be more north-easterly than yesterday. The storm is called “Fernanda” in the Eastern Pacific has become a Hurricane with 85 -105 knot winds. We will be watching that one, It is currently far away so no need for immediate concern, however, it could produce some swell that could hit out islands around Thursday of next week. **More info on Fernanda below.http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics/npac.gif

 

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 17-18 mph today from the NE.  Which is a bit better direction and strength than yesterday’s forecast. Some Partially Cloudy Skies forecast, but we have almost no visible Rain showers on the Radar, and the chance of precipitation in the early AM. Surf is expected to be about 2ft from the NE today.  Editor’s Note: The actual wind (at Kanaha) will likely be stronger at 25-30+ mph.

Small Craft Advisory…windiest coasts and channel around Maui County and the Big Island

Rain Radar: Radar currently shows mostly clear with some very small scattered showers coming in on from today’s Easterly trade wind flow. (*Check to see if the Radar Image has updated to the current date):

Water Temperature: Today’s Water temperature in Kahului is at 81.3 °F degrees Fahrenheit (this is the warmest temp so far this year).

Today’s Tides Kahului: For more information about Maui Tides go to our TIDES PAGE.

2017/07/14 Fri 12:31 AM 0.61 L
2017/07/14 Fri 05:29 AM 1.18 H
2017/07/14 Fri 10:58 AM 0.46 L
2017/07/14 Fri 6:07 PM 2.15 H

Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous, Illumination: 74%     The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes the Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%.  [Source Moongiant.com]

Sunrise and Sunset Kahului:

  Sunrise/Sunset Daylength Solar Noon
Jul Sunrise Sunset Length Difference Time Mil. mi
Jul 14 5:53 am 7:10 pm 13:17:02 −0:33 12:31 pm (89.4°) 94.485
Jul 15 5:53 am 7:10 pm 13:16:27 −0:35 12:32 pm (89.5°) 94.481

 

NWS Forecast Today:

Humidity 79%
Barometer 30.05 in (1018.1 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 79°F (26°C)

.TODAY…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Isolated
showers.
.TONIGHT…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Scattered
showers.
.SATURDAY…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Scattered
showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.

 

Wind Yesterday: The wind was side-onshore with some periods of side-shore, it even felt a little “side-off” at times in a few launch areas. The wind speed increased quickly in the morning, peaking at 2pm. The strongest in the late afternoon around 4 – 5 pm. The strongest gusts were about 36-38 mph around 2pm.

 

Hurricane Season:  Hurricanes are most likely to occur July through December in Hawaii. Hurricanes bring severe bad weather, flooding rain and potentially devastatingly strong winds. The passing of a Hurricane may last days or up to a week or more. The Hurricanes usually develop far away in the eastern Pacific and we generally get several days or more warning of their approach. So there is usually time to make preparations and even evacuate if necessary. Many Hurricanes come close to Hawaii but are just too far away to have a severe effect, This near-miss scenario, and repeated canceled warnings, can give some people a false sense of security. Until one does hit, and they may be unprepared. Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/EP06/refresh/EP062017_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind+png/024105_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind.png

Maui Surf Report: For more detailed Surf Information go to our Maui Surf Report Page.

Today’s Kite Pro-Tip:  Look Before You Turn!: We can travel fast and our kites can move even faster, and if you suddenly change direction without warning you can cause problems for other kiters. When you turn your kite moves across the wind window from one side to the other in just a few seconds, suddenly moving up to 80 -100 feet in position.  This can cause kite tangles or people to crash into you.  So Always look before every turn! This is a very bad habit not to have, and people have to have discipline and train themselves to do this each time they turn. Also, you should be careful not to tailgate someone too, but that is another discussion. 

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our FaceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. Thanks to our fans and people who regularly watch out VLOG, sometimes we are a little late, and the time of 10:30 may not be exact, so thanks for being patient. Also if you like the VLOG Report, then please let us know and give us a Like on Facebook (Likes are like Hugs!). 

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Find Us on Kite Beach: We are at Kitebeach almost every day (10am – 5pm), so come look for our Van, and Drop By and Say hello.

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are on for lessons, today, and we are getting busy, please call if you want to schedule a lesson. +1 (808) 283-7913

Aloha, Have fun and be Safe out there.

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Maui Weather Blog 7-13-2017

Today’s Weather: Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Summary: NWS says; Scattered showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. North wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. We say; Surf expected to be 2ft today.  The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger, we think that it will be averaging 25+ mph, reaching the high 20’s in the afternoon with stronger gusts in the low 30’s. Winds today should be more side-shore and stronger than yesterday, and it may be cloudy. 

Kite Beach Maui Yesterday. Photo David Dorn

Weather Map: Map shows a large 1033 mb High in the northeastern Pacific, The center of which is directly North of us.  The orientation, density and curve of the Isobars locally indicate that the wind will be a bit stronger than yesterday, and that the underlying trade-wind might be more easterly than yesterday. We now have a new significant Storm is called “Fernanda” in the Eastern Pacific that could become a serious storm or hurricane in about a week. we will be watching that one, It is currently 2500 miles away so no need for immediate concern. http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics/npac.gif

 

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 15-17 mph today from the ENE.  Which is a bit More than yesterday’s forecast. Some Partially Cloudy Skies with almost no visible Rain showers on the Radar, and the chance of precipitation in the early AM. Surf is expected to be about 2ft from the NE today.  Editor’s Note: The actual wind (at Kanaha) will likely be stronger at 20-25+.

Small Craft Advisory…windiest coasts and channel around Maui County and the Big Island

Rain Radar: Radar currently shows some very small scattered showers coming in on from today’s Easterly trade wind flow. (*Check to see if the Radar Image has updated to the current date):

Water Temperature: Today’s Water temperature in Kahului is at 81.1 °F degrees Fahrenheit (this is the warmest temp so far this year).

Today’s Tides Kahului: For more information about Maui Tides go to our TIDES PAGE.

2017/07/13 Thu 04:27 AM 1.22 H
2017/07/13 Thu 10:18 AM 0.18 L
2017/07/13 Thu 5:34 PM 2.31 H
2017/07/14 Fri 12:31 AM 0.61 L
2017/07/14 Fri 05:29 AM 1.18 H
2017/07/14 Fri 10:58 AM 0.46 L
2017/07/14 Fri 6:07 PM 2.15 H

Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous, Illumination: 83%     The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes the Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%.  [Source Moongiant.com]

Sunrise and Sunset Kahului:

  Sunrise/Sunset Daylength Solar Noon
Jul Sunrise Sunset Length Difference Time Mil. mi
Jul 13 5:52 am 7:10 pm 13:17:36 −0:32 12:31 pm (89.2°) 94.488
Jul 14 5:53 am 7:10 pm 13:17:02 −0:33 12:31 pm (89.4°) 94.485
Jul 15 5:53 am 7:10 pm 13:16:27 −0:35 12:32 pm (89.5°) 94.481

 

NWS Forecast Today:

Humidity 84%
Barometer 30.02 in (1017.1 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi

.TODAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Scattered
showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Isolated
showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
.FRIDAY…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Scattered
showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.

Wind Yesterday: The wind was side-onshore from after 10:30, but went super onshore briefly at 2pm. The wind speed gradually increased in the morning then again after 2pm. The strongest in the late afternoon around 4 – 5 pm. The strongest gusts were about 33 mph.

 

Hurricane Season:  Hurricanes are most likely to occur July through December in Hawaii. Hurricanes bring severe bad weather, flooding rain and potentially devastatingly strong winds. The passing of a Hurricane may last days or up to a week or more. The Hurricanes usually develop far away in the eastern Pacific and we generally get several days or more warning of their approach. So there is usually time to make preparations and even evacuate if necessary. Many Hurricanes come close to Hawaii but are just too far away to have a severe effect, This near-miss scenario, and repeated canceled warnings, can give some people a false sense of security. Until one does hit, and they may be unprepared. Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)

Maui Surf Report: For more detailed Surf Information go to our Maui Surf Report Page.

Today’s Kite Tips:  

Kite Beach Safety Tips: We have made a short video on Kite Beach Safety Tips. Safety Tips (aka Risk management) is how we take a high energy sport with inherent risk, and manage risk to an acceptable level We have done a few short Videos on Kitebeach Safety on our FB Page.

 

 

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our faceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. Thanks to our fans and people who regularly watch out VLOG, sometimes we are a little late, and the time of 10:30 may not be exact, so thanks for being patient. Also if you like the VLOG Report, then please let us know and give us a Like on Facebook (Likes are like Hugs!). 

Please Share and Like this Blog: You can help us grow by sharing, liking, and tweeting about us.  You can also use the social buttons at the bottom of this page, Aloha.

Find Us on Kite Beach: We are at Kitebeach almost every day (10am – 5pm), so come look for our Van, and Drop By and Say hello.

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are on for lessons, today, and we are getting busy, please call if you want to schedule a lesson. +1 (808) 283-7913

Aloha, Have fun and be Safe out there.

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Maui Weather Blog 7-12-2017

Today’s Weather: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Summary: NWS says; Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Light north wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. We say; Surf expected to be 2ft today.  The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger, we think that it will be averaging 20+ mph, reaching the mid 20’s in the afternoon with stronger gusts. Winds today should be more side-shore and easterly than yesterday, afternoon could be cloudy. (But probably the wind will blow strong as usual!!).

Father & Son Kiteboarding Together. Photo David Dorn

Weather Map: Map shows a large 1033 mb High in the northeastern Pacific, The center of which is directly North of us.  The orientation density and curve of the Isobars locally indicate that the wind will be a bit stronger and that the underlying trade-wind might be more easterly than yesterday. “Tropical Storm Eugene” (TS) in the far eastern Pacific, with has weakened into a Tropical Depression (TD) with winds 30 gusting to 40 knots. http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics/npac.gif

 

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 13-15 mph today from the NE.  Which is a bit Less than yesterday’s forecast. Some Partially Cloudy Skies with some small visible Rain showers on the Radar, and the chance of precipitation in the afternoon. Surf is expected to be about 2ft from the NE today.  Editor’s Note: The actual wind (at Kanaha) will likely be stronger at 20-25+.

Rain Radar: Radar currently shows some very small scattered showers coming in on from today’s Easterly trade wind flow. (*Check to see if the Radar Image has updated to the current date):

Water Temperature: Today’s Water temperature in Kahului is at 80.1 °F degrees Fahrenheit (this is the warmest time or year).

Today’s Tides Kahului: For more information about Maui Tides go to our TIDES PAGE.

2017/07/12 Wed 03:40 AM 1.26 H
2017/07/12 Wed 09:44 AM -0.04 L
2017/07/12 Wed 5:02 PM 2.44 H
2017/07/12 Wed 11:49 PM 0.67 L

Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous, Illumination: 90%     The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes the Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%.  [Source Moongiant.com]

Sunrise and Sunset Kahului:

2017 Sunrise/Sunset Daylength Solar Noon
Jul Sunrise Sunset Length Difference Time Mil. mi
Jul 12 5:52 am 7:10 pm 13:18:09 −0:31 12:31 pm (89.1°) 94.492

 

NWS Forecast Today:

Humidity 90%
Barometer 30.03 in (1017.3 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi

.TODAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Showers likely.
.TONIGHT…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Showers likely
in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
.THURSDAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Scattered
showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.

Wind Yesterday: The wind was side-onshore from after 10:30, The wind speed came up right at the start and was strongest in the late morning gradually tapering off gradually as the day progressed.  Winds averaged mid 20’s, gusting high 20’s,  there were a few stronger gusts hitting just over 30 mph.

 

Hurricane Season:  Hurricanes are most likely to occur July through December in Hawaii. Hurricanes bring severe bad weather, flooding rain and potentially devastatingly strong winds. The passing of a Hurricane may last days or up to a week or more. The Hurricanes usually develop far away in the eastern Pacific and we generally get several days or more warning of their approach. So there is usually time to make preparations and even evacuate if necessary. Many Hurricanes come close to Hawaii but are just too far away to have a severe effect, This near-miss scenario, and repeated canceled warnings, can give some people a false sense of security. Until one does hit, and they may be unprepared. Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)

Maui Surf Report: For more detailed Surf Information go to our Maui Surf Report Page.

Today’s Kite Tips:  

Good Communication: There are enough barriers to good communication at the beach. Wind noise, distractions, and people moving in and out of the area. So it is important to be able to communicate to each other effectively.

An Important Signal is “Catch my Kite / Coming in to land”: another important signal is “(Please) Catch My Kite”. Patting your head when you want to come in, tells people in the water that you are returning to the beach, and it tells the people on the beach that you are about to land your kite, and it signals would-be catchers that you would like a “catch”.

This signal can also be accompanied by a Hoot or Whistle to get the attention of those you are trying to communicate with. Things to Note: No-one is obligated to catch your kite, Some people standing on the beach are unqualified to catch your kite, Landing your kite is not a right, it is a privilege, If there is no-one willing to catch your kite you must self-land. If you do not know how to self-land then you need a lesson (that is one of the most basic skills). After you pat your head and whistle someone should step forward, and pat their head back to indicate that they are willing to catch your kite. Eye contact alone is not a sign that someone is going to catch your kite. Landing your kite on people can cause injury, kites can cause spinal/neck injury to bystanders who get hit on the head, so never land on someone who is inexperienced ever!. If there is no-one around to catch your kite and you cannot do a beach landing, then head back out to deep water again, and wait for another chance (or be prepared to do a water-self-landing).

 

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our faceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. Thanks to our fans and people who regularly watch out VLOG, sometimes we are a little late, and the time of 10:30 may not be exact, so thanks for being patient. Also if you like the VLOG Report, then please let us know and give us a Like on Facebook (Likes are like Hugs!). 

Please Share and Like this Blog: You can help us grow by sharing, liking, and tweeting about us.  You can also use the social buttons at the bottom of this page, Aloha.

Find Us on Kite Beach: We are at Kitebeach almost every day (10am – 5pm), so come look for our Van, and Drop By and Say hello.

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are on for lessons, today, and we are getting busy, please call if you want to schedule a lesson. +1 (808) 283-7913

Aloha, Have fun and be Safe out there.

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Maui Weather Blog 7-11-2017

Today’s Weather: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Summary: NWS says scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.  We say; Surf expected to be 2ft today.  The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger, we think that it will be averaging 20+ mph, reaching the mid 20’s in the afternoon with stronger gusts. Winds today should be more side-shore and easterly than yesterday, afternoon could be cloudy and gusty.

Action Beach. Photo David Dorn

Weather Map: Map shows a large 1033 mb High in the northeastern Pacific, The center of which is directly North of us.  The orientation of the Isobars locally indicates that the wind will be a bit stronger, but a local kink in them, shows us that the wind might be more easterly and more side-shore than yesterday. “Hurricane Eugene” in the far eastern Pacific, has weakened into “Tropical Storm Eugene” (TS) with winds 55 kt to 65 knots.  

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics/npac.gif

 

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 14-16 mph again today from the NE.  Which is a bit more than yesterday’s forecast. Some Partially Cloudy Skies, some small visible Rain showers on the Radar, and the chance of precipitation in the afternoon. Surf is down slightly and expected to be about 2ft from the NE today.  Editor’s Note: The actual wind (at Kanaha) will likely be stronger at 20-25+.

Rain Radar: Radar currently shows some very small scattered showers coming in on from today’s Easterly trade wind flow.

Water Temperature: Today’s Water temperature in Kahului is one of the warmest temps so far this year at 80.4 °F degrees Fahrenheit.

Today’s Tides Kahului: For more information about Maui Tides go to our TIDES PAGE.

2017/07/11 Tue 03:00 AM 1.30 H
2017/07/11 Tue 09:12 AM -0.19 L
2017/07/11 Tue 4:31 PM 2.52 H
2017/07/11 Tue 11:11 PM 0.70 L
2017/07/12 Wed 03:40 AM 1.26 H
2017/07/12 Wed 09:44 AM -0.04 L
2017/07/12 Wed 5:02 PM 2.44 H
2017/07/12 Wed 11:49 PM 0.67 L

Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous, Illumination: 95%     The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes the Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%.  [Source Moongiant.com]

Sunrise and Sunset Kahului:

2017 Sunrise/Sunset Daylength Solar Noon
Jul Sunrise Sunset Length Difference Time Mil. mi
Jul 11 5:52 am 7:10 pm 13:18:40 −0:29 12:31 pm (88.9°) 94.494
Jul 12 5:52 am 7:10 pm 13:18:09 −0:31 12:31 pm (89.1°) 94.492

 

NWS Forecast Today:

Humidity 84%
Barometer 29.99 in (1016.1 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi

.TODAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Scattered
showers.
.TONIGHT…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Showers
likely.
.WEDNESDAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Showers
likely in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon.

Wind Yesterday: The wind was side-onshore, but went super onshore and noticeably lighter from about 1 pm till 5 pm. The wind speed came up at 10:00 averaged in the mid 20’s, gusting high 20’s, until 1 when the speed dropped by an average of 5 mph, there were a few stronger gusts around 6pm hitting just over 30 mph.

 

Hurricane Season:  Hurricanes are most likely to occur July through December in Hawaii. Hurricanes bring severe bad weather, flooding rain and potentially devastatingly strong winds. The passing of a Hurricane may last days or up to a week or more. The Hurricanes usually develop far away in the eastern Pacific and we generally get several days or more warning of their approach. So there is usually time to make preparations and even evacuate if necessary. Many Hurricanes come close to Hawaii but are just too far away to have a severe effect, This near-miss scenario, and repeated canceled warnings, can give some people a false sense of security. Until one does hit, and they may be unprepared. Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)

 

Today’s Kite Tips:  

Good Communication: There are enough barriers to good communication at the beach. Wind noise, distractions, and people moving in and out of the area. So it is important to be able to communicate to each other effectively.

The most basic form of Kiteboarder communication is the launch Signal, and so it is crazy that still many people don’t even know how to do this basic thing. As professional Instructors, we never launch a kite without a clear signal from the pilot. Why? The pilot needs to check their lines, and be sure of his gear before launching, they also need to wait for a break in the traffic or the right gust of wind. So if the launcher just launches whenever they want, it puts the pilot in danger. Also if the Pilot makes a habit of not giving a launch signal then it can lead to many bad launches because their intention was not clear. So definitely the “blank stare” does not qualify as a clear launch signal.  As an assistant: So if someone asks you to launch, you can tell them “I will not let go until I get a clear launch signal from you”. To remind them that they must give a proper launch signal. Who is responsible? If you give someone a launch without a clear signal from them, and something goes wrong it is partly or entirely your fault. 

Always give a clear and distinct launch signal. Tell every new launcher Not to launch your kite until they get a clear signal from you. There are three well known and widely accepted launch signals. 1) The thumbs Up. 2) The board raise, and 3) the Shouted “OK launch”.

 

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our faceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. Thanks to our fans and people who regularly watch out VLOG, sometimes we are a little late, and the time of 10:30 may not be exact, so thanks for being patient. Also if you like the VLOG Report, then please let us know and give us a Like on Facebook (Likes are like Hugs!). 

Please Share and Like this Blog: You can help us grow by sharing, liking, and tweeting about us.  You can also use the social buttons at the bottom of this page, Aloha.

Find Us on Kite Beach: We are at Kitebeach almost every day (10am – 5pm), so come look for our Van, and Drop By and Say hello.

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are on for lessons, today, and we are getting busy, please call if you want to schedule a lesson. +1 (808) 283-7913

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Maui Weather Blog 7-10-2017

Today’s Weather: Monday, July 10, 2017

The Summary:  Isolated showers before noon. Sunny, with a high near 90. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.  Surf expected to be 2ft today.  The actual wind (at Kanaha) should be stronger, we think that it will be averaging 20+ mph, reaching the mid 20’s in the afternoon with stronger gusts. Winds today should be more sideshore and lighter than yesterday.

Maui Parks Department says it wants to “Improve the Park”, but will actually be hurting beach users by closing all of the near-shore parking areas. This diagram shows some of the affected parking areas.

Weather Map: Map shows a large 1031 mb High in the northeastern Pacific, The center of which is approaching from the NE and is squeezing out the low pressure pushing it northward away from us.  The orientation of the Isobars locally indicates that the wind will be a bit stronger, possibly gustier, and more side-shore than yesterday. There is a Hurricane (Eugene) in the far eastern Pacific, off of Baja Mx with winds 100-120 knots. It is way too far away from us to worry about but noteworthy nonetheless. 

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/graphics/npac.gif

 

Wind Forecast: Winds are forecast to be 14-15 mph again today from the NE.  Which is a bit lighter than yesterday’s forecast. Mostly Clear, with Partially Cloudy Skies. Almost no visible Rain showers are visible on the Radar but the chance of precipitation in the late afternoon. Surf is down slightly and expected to be about 2ft from the NNW today.  Editor’s Note: The actual wind (at Kanaha) will likely be stronger at 20-25+.

Rain Radar: Radar currently shows mostly clear with some very small scattered showers coming in on from the NE on the trade wind flow.

Water Temperature: Today’s Water temperature in Kahului is one of the warmest temps so far this year at 80.1 °F degrees Fahrenheit.

Today’s Tides Kahului:

2017/07/10 Mon 02:23 AM 1.33 H
2017/07/10 Mon 08:40 AM -0.29 L
2017/07/10 Mon 4:00 PM 2.58 H
2017/07/10 Mon 10:35 PM 0.73 L

Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous, Illumination: 98%     The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes the Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%.  [Source Moongiant.com]

Sunrise and Sunset Kahului:

2017 Sunrise/Sunset Daylength Solar Noon
Jul Sunrise Sunset Length Difference Time Mil. mi
Jul 10 5:51 am 7:11 pm 13:19:10 −0:28 12:31 pm (88.8°) 94.497
Jul 11 5:52 am 7:10 pm 13:18:40 −0:29 12:31 pm (88.9°) 94.494
Jul 12 5:52 am 7:10 pm 13:18:09 −0:31 12:31 pm (89.1°) 94.492

 

NWS Forecast Today:

Humidity 79%
Barometer 30.00 in (1016.4 mb)
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi

..TODAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Isolated showers
in the morning.
.TONIGHT…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Isolated
showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
.TUESDAY…East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Scattered
showers.

Wind Yesterday: The wind was side-onshore all day. The wind speed came up at 10:30 averaged in the mid 20’s, gusting high 20’s, and a few stronger gusts hitting just over 30 mph at various times.

 

Today’s Kite Tip:  

Kanaha Parking Lots under threat: There is a plan to improve Kanaha, that does not consider beach users or kiteboarders. The Maui parks department hired a planner to do a new plan to Make improvements to the Park, and they came back with a plan to close the 4 westernmost parking areas, and move most of the parking eastward (into the already crowded end of the beach). Kiters (and all users) could lose access to the last west entrance, the dirt school parking lot, Ka’a point, and the Keyhole. Many people have made comments and given feedback, and sent emails, But the planners are remaining unconvinced and unmoved, and they have not made any change to their Plans. This is an existential threat to the beach that we all love, and it hurts all user groups as it could cause overcrowding in other areas and a whole new round of user conflicts. No Improvements Wanted or Needed: We do not want to have any changes or new parking areas Because that means that they will have to re-draw the setback maps and eliminate all of the near-shore parking.  This is their interpretation of the rules, but this is not set in stone. We should ask for no improvements, that would jeopardize existing parking., and that means no improvements at all. The plan says it will “add more parking” but that is very misleading because do not take into account closing all of the western parking lots, and closing all of the ocean access and nearshore parking. The new improved plan says “we are making the park better”, but in the process, they are actually making it much worse for the majority of the beach users. They seem to only want to make it better for the “park” users and not all of the “beach” users (and ocean users) who use the park to access the ocean. If you want to save your beach access then you should make some noise and be sure to make your voices heard.You can sign the petition on Change.org, and write in your comment the reasons why this closing the western parking areas would be bad for you personally. When you sign the petition, it automatically sends a copy email to the Parks Dept and Planners. You can also write to the Parks department directly. 

 

Live Wind Report: Tune into our Daily Weather VLOG on our faceBook Page at 10:30 am each day. Thanks to our fans and people who regularly watch out VLOG, sometimes we are a little late, and the time of 10:30 may not be exact, so thanks for being patient. Also if you like the VLOG Report, then please let us know and give us a Like on Facebook (Likes are like Hugs!). 

Please Share and Like this Blog: You can help us grow by sharing, liking, and tweeting about us.  You can also use the social buttons at the bottom of this page, Aloha.

Find Us on Kite Beach: We are at Kitebeach almost every day (10am – 5pm), so come look for our Van, and Drop By and Say hello.

Call in for Lessons Schedule and Information, we are on for lessons, today, and we are getting busy, please call if you want to schedule a lesson. +1 (808) 283-7913

Aloha, Have fun and be Safe out there.

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